Six high-tech business startups in Wisconsin — including three in the Madison area — are each getting grants of up to $75,000 through the SBIR Advance program to help them bring their products to market.

Here are the companies and their technologies:

  • GoDx, Madison, is working with the National Institutes of Health to develop a paper-based test that will detect bugs that cause diarrheal diseases, the No. 2 cause of death of children worldwide, the company said.
  • Proteovista, Madison, is developing next-generation microarray technology and applications to use for research and drug discovery. The company also has received a two-year, $643,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a platform to identify biomarkers associated with cardiovascular diseases.
  • Stem Pharm, Fitchburg, is developing synthetic biomaterials for cell and tissue manufacturing as a substitute for animal-based biomaterials.
  • Imagen Energy, Milwaukee, has advanced technology to reduce the size and cost of energy storage systems.
  • Microscopy Innovations, Marshfield, creates new products for microscopy laboratories.
  • Photonic Cleaning Technologies, Platteville, has developed products to clean and protect precision optics, telescopes and mirrors.

The state matching grant program is designed to help companies that are completing projects in federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer programs. Read the full story here.